2003 – Eminem wins Best Actor and Best Breakthrough Male at the MTV Movie Awards. While picking up his gongs, he rubbishes ex-gal pal Mariah Carey’s acting career, sneering, “I can’t believe I beat Mariah for her role in Glitter.” Well, we can.
2003 – Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the ’60s and ’70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun” and We Gotta Get Out of This Place, Herman’s Hermits’ “I’m Into Something Good,” Donovan’s “Mellow Yellow,” and Lulu’s “To […]
2003 – Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington is hospitalized in L.A. for “severe back and abdominal pains,” according to a statement from the band. Due to his condition, 12 European tour dates are postponed.
2003 – Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson’s new band Hookah Brown call it quits a mere six months after their first show. Sighs Robinson, “Sometimes life gets in the way of people being able to make music together.”
2003 – Mopey rockers Staind top the album charts with 14 Shades of Grey. The Deftones come in second with their self-titled newie.
2003 – Paul McCartney announces that he and his wife Heather Mills are expecting their first child later in the year.
2003 – Mars Volta keyboardist Jeremy Ward is found dead of a suspected drug overdose at his Los Angeles home. He was 27.
2003 – Elton John, Taylor Dayne and Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys play Vienna’s Life Ball to benefit AIDS charities.
2003 – Paul McCartney has tea with Russian premier Vladimir Putin, then plays a show for 20,000 fans in Moscow’s Red Square.
2003 – Moody’s Investor Service warns $55 million worth David Bowie Bonds may be downgraded due to the record industry’s sales slump.
2003 – Singer/songwriter Liz Phair embarks on her first tour in several years with a string of acoustic performances opening for the Flaming Lips.
2003 – The songwriters of the year crown goes to British band Coldplay at the 48th annual Ivor Novello Awards, the music industry gongs that celebrate composers. The even is staged by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters in association with the Performing Rights Society at a glittering awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House […]